"Hungry ghosts exist in a land of limbo, between the worlds of the living and the dead. They are the spirits of people who often died hungry, prematurely, and unjustly."
Delightfully creepy, deliciously weird, and a little gross. Bring the dumplings for a book club potluck with Aurelien and Catrina as we discuss "A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts" by Ying Chang Compestine, a collection of YA Chinese ghost stories about murder, revenge, and most importantly, food. For fans of spooky campfire tales with a touch of history. Plus, recipes!
Spooktastic illustrations and episode cover art by Coleman Polhemus.
Theme: Magical Transition by Kevin McLeod
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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